GAF AG looks back at 20 years of handling Indian Earth observation satellite data in Neustrelitz

This year marks the 20th anniversary of signing an agreement with Antrix, the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), to receive and distribute Indian EO satellite data on an exclusive basis for European customers. As a consequence of this contract, GAF also entered into a long term cooperation and service agreement with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) regarding the provision, by the latter, of downlink capabilities at its ground station in Neustrelitz. In order to handle the archiving and distribution of the data, GAF formed the wholly-owned subsidiary Euromap and based it on the DLR campus in Neustrelitz. This has resulted in 20 years of close cooperation with DLR and an important presence at Neustrelitz, consisting of a permanent staff that currently numbers 25 scientists and technicians.

GAF AG supports Rapid Mapping activation by the Copernicus Emergency Management Service

The Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMS) Rapid Mapping was activated by the Italian Civil Protection in order to support the rapid mapping activities in response to the earthquake that hit on 24 August 2016 in the Abruzzi region (Italy) between Gualdo (Marche Region) and Amatrice (Lazio Region).

The earthquake occurred at 03.36 (local time) with a magnitude of 6.2, and the epicentre was located near Accumoli (Lazio) in the Abruzzi region (Italy) and caused severe damages and hundreds of fatalities.

GAF AG and partners monitor changes at Natura2000 sites across Europe

As part of the Copernicus Land Monitoring Service’s local component, a European consortium headed by GAF AG is conducting a detailed assessment of land cover/land use changes at more than 750 European Natura2000 sites, on behalf of the European Environment Agency (EEA) and funded by the European Union.

GAF to implement its eMC+ electronic Mining Cadastre framework in Burkina Faso

GAF AG is pleased to announce the award of a contract to support the Ministry of Mines and Energy in Ouagadougou in establishing a new computerised mining cadastre and registry system in Burkina Faso.

The overall project objective is to improve governance in the mining sector by establishing a modern, web-based system for granting and managing mineral rights. The efficient, transparent, and reliable administration of such titles is considered to be a key factor in increasing growth and investment in the mining sector in Burkina Faso.

In practical terms, the project aims to:

Gabon mining sector project awarded to GAF

GAF AG, Germany and its partner Sofreco, France, are pleased to announce the awarding of the “Renforcement des Capacités de l’ Administration des Mines" contract and the initiation of activities in Gabon. The client and beneficiary is the Ministry of Mines, Industry and Tourism in Gabon. The project has been launched as a response to Gabon’s request for assistance in developing its mineral sector.


The project addresses a challenging portfolio of activities in the field of geological and environmental mapping, mineral potential assessment and institutional strengthening. The key aspects include:

GAF Completed Extensive Fieldworks Campaign in Darfur, Sudan

GAF AG has successfully accomplished the extensive fieldwork programme in its Darfur Natural Resources Mapping and Database Project carried out for the Darfur Land Commission (DLC). It is the so far largest comprehensive and most up-to-date inventory and capacity-building project on the natural resources and ecological potential of this 500,000 sqkm Saharian/Sahelian region.

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